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FREE SPEECH NEWS

Why the Supreme Court is right to not curb ministers’ free speech

January 05, 2023 7:06 am

It's the party's job to draw the line — that resolve is missing

Kapil Sibal writes: The BJP has fostered a culture of hate to further political goals

January 07, 2023 9:42 am

BJP’s strategy is to manipulate the present by demonising the past. This widens the communal divide

Hate speech denies right to dignity: Justice Nagarathna

January 04, 2023 10:22 am

The ruling said “they are required to understand and measure their words, having regard to the likely consequences thereof on public sentiment and behaviour, and also be aware of the example they are setting for fellow citizens to follow”.

SC verdict on MPs, MLAs' right to freedom of speech: What the ruling says

January 03, 2023 1:01 pm

The court said a minister's statements, even if traceable to any affairs of the state, cannot be attributed vicariously to the government. What was the case here? We explain.

No additional curbs on free speech by ministers: Supreme Court

January 04, 2023 11:33 am

Government can’t be held vicariously responsible, say 4 judges; one differs.

Twitter's legal challenge to Centre's takedown orders flags issues of free speech

July 07, 2022 8:31 am

Apar Gupta writes: While Twitter’s case may be painted as a Silicon Valley platform’s defiance of the GoI, at the core of the legal issue is the right to freedom of expression and the future of Digital India

New IT Rules 'most draconian' in recent times, 'chilling effect' on free speech, HC told

August 10, 2021 11:02 am

HC refuses immediate interim relief, awaits SC decision.

Supporting free speech, but not criticism of government

June 25, 2021 9:11 pm

In today’s India, civil society and citizens must realise that if tide against cracking down on free speech is to be turned, developing support for free speech is important

Supreme Court: Sedition law needs relook, especially for media

June 01, 2021 7:10 am

The Supreme Court Monday said it is of the view that section 124A of the IPC, which deals with the offence, will need interpretation — especially on its application with regard to freedom of the press.

States must stop clamping down on free speech in name of fake news

February 09, 2021 8:59 am

“Minimum government, maximum governance” has unfortunately translated into minimum government transparency and maximum public penalisation.

FREE SPEECH VIDEOS

Highlights: Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s speech at the Ramnath Goenka memorial lecture

June 22, 2020 6:22 pm

Justice Ranjan Gogoi spoke at length about the state of the Indian judiciary at the third Ramnath Goenka memorial lecture - The Vision of Justice. Among other things, he said there is a need for independent journalists and "sometimes, noisy judges".

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